After a few tweaks and adjustments, the XT has now passed its informal roadworthiness test - can it get me to the A40 and back without a) breaking down, and b) backfiring?
The answer is yes.
So it is back to commuting duties for the doughty trailbike. If a friend came home from hospital, you would surely feed him or her on some nice easily-digestible food and not expect the coal brought in or the lounge decorating for at least a week. But I'm afraid for the poor old trailie, it's back to work.
I'm glad about that.